DVD - 2006
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Barry Kane is a Los Angeles aircraft factory worker who witnesses a Nazi agent firebombing his plant. However, it is Barry who is accused of the fiery sabotage, and to clear his name he sets off on a desperate, action-packed cross-country chase that takes him from Boulder Dam to New York's Radio City Music Hall to the top of the Statue of Liberty. Hitchcock's first film with an all-American cast moves with breakneck speed toward its final heart-pounding confrontation, and remains a suspense classic.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2006
ISBN: 9781417058914
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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Nov 12, 2017

Amazing film, gripping and classic hitchcock suspense. Underrated.

Mar 06, 2016

"Saboteur", 1942, reportedly was Hitchcock's first totally American actors movie. I believe it. To watch it without saying at least one "art you kidding me?" is impossible. A woman whose looks probably have been hit on thousands of times is willing to take up with a nationally wanted murder suspect? I forgot that the suspect is Robert Cummings, the other star. But tis is 1942 and audiences were as critically perceiving as we are after 73 years of being played for fools by Hollywood and television. But the film is still enjoyable.

Aug 11, 2015

This movie knocked me out!! I could not believe I had never seen it before, as I have seen most of Hitchcock's films. I was curious to see some of Robert Cummings' earlier work and I can see now why he became a star. Priscilla Lane was also excellent and quite pretty. She held her own opposite Cummings. The supporting characters are all very interesting, especially Otto Kruger. The film moves fast and holds your interest. How cool to see a very young Norman Lloyd as well, who has had a long, distinguished career. I loved him in the popular 1980's TV medical drama "St. Elsewhere." I see elements that Hitchcock also used in his most famous films, most specifically "North by Northwest," "Rear Window" and "Notorious." Part of the script for "Saboteur" was written by the great Dorothy Parker. And, don't miss the DVD extra about the making of "Saboteur." This movie is a must for classic and suspense film buffs, like me.

Sep 18, 2014

This is a 1942 spy thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Hitchcock made use of irony on multiple occasions to strengthen his meanings.
Early in the film, the authorities are seen as menacing, while the well-respected rancher and kind grandfather is a Nazi agent.
In contrast, only ordinary folks and the misfortunate perceive Barry Kane's innocence and offer trust: a long-haul truck driver, a blind householder and the circus freaks.
But this seems to me so contrived that I can hardly believe why these people consider Kane to be innocent.
The final battle symbolizing tyranny against democracy takes place on the torch of Statue of Liberty.
However, the story progresses in such an unnatural way that Frank Fry simply walks away to his death.
If I were him, I would take Pat Martin hostage.
Although the screenplay was written by Peter Viertel, Joan Harrison and Dorothy Parker, it ended up with a somewhat abnormal storyline.
An old saying holds true here.
If a screenplay is bad, even a talented director cannot turn it into a good movie.


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